At PwC Ireland, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We do that by making sure that we follow our core values. We feel that our values are essential for responsible business. To be able to sponsor initiatives that reflect those values is important to us.
Our goal through our sponsorships is to make a valuable contribution to Irish society. We want to build trust with the organisations we partner with. We want to demonstrate across all of our sponsorships our guiding principles: that working together with integrity and reimagining what is possible is key to making a difference and delivering great results.
Supporting companies of every size and at every stage of their development is important in helping to create a thriving economy. Our sponsorships in this space focus on grassroots development of small businesses and developing markets.
PwC recently extended our support for DCU’s Centre for Family Business to 2021. The Centre to works to support Irish family businesses through research, events, publications and a new Connectivity Project, a peer-to-peer mentoring programme.
Having worked with the Irish Marine Development Office for a number of years, PwC were delighted to formalise our partnership with them in sponsoring the Our Ocean Wealth conference. Our seas are a vital national asset and very important to Ireland’s future economic success, the event provides a unique platform for the opportunities of our blue economy to come to the fore.
As one of Ireland's largest employers of graduates, PwC has a huge focus on developing key talent. Our education sponsorships mirror our commitment to nurturing talent and expanding the scope of learning for the next generation.
PwC Ireland and University College Dublin (UCD) have a strategic partnership to support the development of education and leadership development, thought leadership and innovation, and corporate social responsibility. Our joint work includes internship programmes, mentoring and academic programmes, as well as research and promoting equality in education and wellness.
The firm is delighted to work with a youth and development community project team called Localise. Localise assist PwC in working with the 6th class students of St Laurence O'Toole National School in Dublin to develop fundraising initiatives for local/inner city charities.
We support our staff who take time out of their working day to deliver Junior Achievement educational programmes targeted at inner city schools, educating students between 5 and 15 on business-related topics.
PwC Ireland are proud to sponsor Trinity University Philosophical Society, the world’s oldest debating society founded in 1683. It is the largest society in Trinity College Dublin, boasting over 10,000 members.
In PwC, we are passionate about employability. We work with the Careers service in Trinity College to deliver a range of employability workshops. These lead to an Employability Award certificate for successful participants. These equip students with skills to help them to excel in their future careers.
PwC are proud to be part of the DCU Access Programme. It promotes equality of access to third level education for students from groups under-represented in higher education. We have annual sponsorships towards a scholarship within the programme. We also take part in Access's summer internship placement programme for their students.
PwC Ireland sponsor the NUI Galway Skills Pathway. We also take part in the three modules it offers: Skill for Success, Skills for Business, and Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise. At PwC we value students' commitment to their development and this partnership enables us to support NUI Galway in delivering these skills the their students.
Sport involves developing new talent, something that we at PwC are committed to. The right conditions and possibilities for ambitious people to develop is at the heart of our business and the sponsorships we support.
PwC have sponsored the GAA/GPA since 2012 and recently increased our commitment by sponsoring the PwC All-Stars. The partnership strengthens PwC’s support for Irish sport, celebrating excellence and recognising individual talent and will form a part of the professional services firm’s sponsorship portfolio.
The sponsorship encompasses the PwC All-Star awards ceremony which takes place annually in the Convention Centre, Dublin to recognise the best in GAA talent.The PwC GAA/GPA Player of the Month Awards take place from April to September for both footballers and hurlers and are voted for by the players.
Values such as excellence, acting with integrity and teamwork are key elements for success, both in sport and in PwC Ireland. We recognise that having the best talent and supporting our people to be the best they can be is important. And supporting the best talent to get to the highest levels is what the Ireland rugby team is all about. PwC Ireland is the official sponsor of the Ireland U20, Ireland U19 and Ireland U18 teams and the IRFU Elite Player Development Pathway.
This annual 5 x 5k relay takes place in the Phoenix Park and compliments our firm’s wellness programme, which encourages our people to keep their mind and body fit and healthy. In 2017 PwC had 375 staff members take part, with 525 PwC runners & walkers in 2018 and over 5000 participants in total.
Culture is at the heart of Irish life, and our sponsorships in this space reflect our dedication to collaboration and creativity to come up with innovative results.
The PwC Ireland/Business to Art forum is a group of CEOs from across business and the arts who come together to discuss new technologies and strategies, sharing insights from the cultural industries and the wider business sector.
PwC Ireland sponsor the Wexford Festival Opera’s Emerging Young Artist bursary, which supports and celebrates Ireland’s emerging talents from the opera world, and helps to contribute towards the many costs associated with furthering their careers.
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